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EXHUMED: West Coast Gore Hounds Return To The Road This Fall

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

West Coast gore hounds, EXHUMED, will take to the streets this Fall on another rash of live incursions with extreme metal technicians Carcass and manic death thrashers Noisem. Slated to kick off on October 24 in San Diego, the Inked In Steel Tour 2014 will trample nearly two dozen cities with additional sonic devourment from death metal legends Obituary and Macabre on select dates. From there the band will march overseas for more onstage devastation with Aborted, Origin and Miasmal. See confirmed shows below.

Comments Matt Harvey, he of the decrepit death rattle and repugnant requiems: “We’ve been enjoying a rare few months of quiet in the EXHUMED camp, but we’re finally emerging from the death metal equivalent of cryo-sleep to make some noise again. We’re totally psyched to be back out amongst all you mutants and maniacs again for some beers, laughs and our usual brand of heavy metal mayhem. It’ll be great to worm our way back into your little black hearts. We couldn’t ask for a better tour package than with Carcass and Obituary, and our solo dates will allow us to unleash a full spectrum of stuff onstage – more songs, more production, more Marshall cabinets. It’s gonna be a blast (beat). See you fuckers there! Bring beer!”

EXHUMED will be touring in support of their critically adored Necrocracy full-length. Released last Summer via Relapse Records, the record serves as the band’s most musically adept, sonically punishing and conceptually provocative recording of their mammoth catalog of chaos. Outburn gave Necrocracy a 9/10 score, noting, “The album seethes with vitriol, visceral shredding and thunderous grooves and it yields not a dull moment across its 29 minutes,” while Pitchfork gushed, “Matt Harvey and his merry maniacs know exactly what they’re doing, and have spent 20-odd years perfecting their poisonous formula. The riffs still bludgeon, the snare still snaps, and the dual vocal assault still growls and yelps with the best of them. The wailing solos and brilliant flashes of melodic death metal perfection are a welcome addition, as is their maturing approach to songwriting.” Added Metal Insider, “This is death metal the way it should be, but hardly is anymore: complex but still compact, well-played without being wanky, brutal without going to ridiculous extremes, and listenable, if not inviting, in spite of its inherent ghastliness. Necrocracy kills, plain and simple.”

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9/23/2014 Aftershock – Merrian, KS
10/8/2014 Gas Money Bar And Grill – Dallas TX
w/ Carcass, Noisem
10/24/2014 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
10/28/2014 The Rock – Tucson, AZ *
10/29/2014 Tricky Falls – El Paso, TX *
10/30/2014 Club Dada – Dallas, TX (Exhumed only)
10/31/2014 Chameleon Room – Oklahoma City, OK *
11/01/2014 Granada – Lawrence, KS *
11/02/2014 Pops – Sauget, IL *
11/03/2014 V Club – Huntington, WV (Exhumed and Noisem only)
11/04/2014 Lincoln Theater – Raleigh, NC *
11/05/2014 The Broadberry – Richmond, VA *
11/06/2014 The Orange Peel – Asheville, NC *
11/07/2014 Exit/In – Nashville, TN *
11/08/2014 Diamond Pub & Billiards – Louisville, KY *
11/09/2014 The Madison Theater – Cincinnati, OH *
11/10/2014 The Crofoot – Pontiac, MI **
11/11/2014 Intersection – Grand Rapids, MI **
11/12/2014 The Majestic – Madison, WI **
11/13/2014 House Of Rock – Eau Claire, WI (Exhumed + Noisem only)
11/14/2014 Wooly’d – Des Moines, IA **
11/15/2014 Mojoes – Joliet, IL **
* w/ Obituary
** w/ Macabre
w/ Aborted, Origin, Miasmal
11/20/2014 Rockfabrik – Nürnberg, DE
11/21/2014 JC De Klinker – Aarschot, BE
11/22/2014 Gebäude 9 – Köln, DE
11/23/2014 Marx – Hamburg, DE
11/24/2014 Pumpehuset – Copenhagen, DK
11/25/2014 Pokalen – Oslo, NO
11/26/2014 Biljardkompaniet – Kristianstad, SE
11/27/2014 Konfus – Esbjerg, Dk
11/28/2014 Hellraiser – Leipzig, BE
11/29/2014 Lido – Berlin, DE
11/30/2014 Fabryka Club – Kracow, PL
12/01/2014 Alibi – Wroclaw, PL
12/02/2014 Nova Chmelnice Prague, CZ
12/03/2014 Randal Club – Bratislava, SK
12/04/2014 Viper Room – Vienna, AT
12/05/2014 Feierwerk – Munich, DE
12/06/2014 Traffic Club – Rome, IT
12/07/2014 Le Korigan – Luynes, FR
12/08/2014 Razzmatazz 3 – Barcelona, ES
12/09/2014 Caracol – Madrid, ES
12/10/2014 Metronum – Toulouse, FR
12/11/2014 Ubu – Rennes, FR
12/12/2014 Divan Du Monde – Paris, FR
12/13/2014 Eindhoven Metal Meeting – Eindhoven, NL
12/14/2014 Underworld – London, UK
12/15/2014 Grillen – Colmar, FR
12/16/2014 Steinbruch Theater – Darmstadt, DE
12/17/2014 Jubez – Karlsruhe, DE
12/18/2014 Rock It – Aalen, DE
12/19/2014 Heavy Xmas – Zürich, CH
12/20/2014 Turock – Essen, DE

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WOLVHAMMER: First Wave Of Desanctifying North America 2014 Tour Announced

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

Like rubbing battery acid into an open wound, WOLVHAMMER is now chasing the release of their grating new album, Clawing Into Black Sun, with live actions across the Americas, having just announced the initial leg of their multi-pronged Desanctifying North America 2014.

The newest incursion of performances will run the Northeastern US from late October through mid-November, seeing the Midwestern-based WOLVHAMMER cult headlining all dates in support of their Profound Lore-released third LP, Clawing Into Black Sun, with direct support from NYC-based Relapse artists, Mortals. Several more dates will be added to the currently booked two-week-long itinerary.

WOLVHAMMER Desanctifying North America 2014 Tour w/ Mortals:
10/28/2014 Bug Jar – Rochester, NY
10/30/2014 13th Floor – Northampton, MA
10/31/2014 Dusk – Providence, RI
11/01/2014 Geno’s – Portland, ME
11/03/2014 Metronome – Burlington, VT
11/04/2014 TT The Bears – Boston, MA
11/05/2014 Acheron – New York, NY
11/06/2014 Brighton Bar – Long Branch, NJ
11/07/2014 Sidebar – Baltimore, MD
11/08/2014 Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA
11/09/2014 Belvedere’s – Pittsburgh, PA
11/11/2014 Now That’s Class – Cleveland, OH
11/12/2014 Ace of Cups – Columbus, OH
11/13/2014 5th Quarter Lounge – Indianapolis, IN

Additional live attacks in the Desanctifying North America 2014 deathmarch will be announced in the coming weeks as WOLVHAMMER takes their newest diseased hymns to the country and beyond one offensive at a time.

Out now on CD/digital via Profound Lore Records, and on vinyl via guitarist Jeff Wilson’s Disorder Recordings, the nearly fifty-minute Clawing Into Black Sun continues to reign in critical praise as it has since the weeks preceding its release in early July. WOLVHAMMER’s amalgamation of black metal and death rock surges with self-infliction, abuse, regret, and debauchery, Uniting members of Shaidar Logoth, Abigail Williams, Chrome Waves, Doomsday and other acts. Recorded by Dan Jensen at Hideaway Studio in Minneapolis, the bruising eight songs obviously displaying how the band’s songwriting and delivery skills have developed since their previous releases.

Listen to all of Clawing Into Black Sun at Stereogum now RIGHT HERE, and order the album on CD through HERE, digital HERE, and the LP HERE.

“On their third LP, Midwest mood-ruiners WOLVHAMMER pound out black metal-tinged death rock that feels like Killing Joke by way of Darkthrone, finally delivering what the genre name promised all these years. 8/10″ – Decibel Magazine

It’s clear, spacious, doomy, almost goth-y in places… Clawing Into Black Sun deserves to be heard. All the editorial choices and advancements made here by WOLVHAMMER are positive ones; this is the band’s best album to date.” – Stereogum

“Wolvhammer are a hard band to slot into genre pigeonholes — that’s one reason I’ve liked their music… The thick, ropey riffs are heavy as fuck, the vocals are scalding, the piercing lead guitar melody is aching, and the atmosphere is dense and dark.” – No Clean Singing

“They know the sound they want, a sort of American black metal sound with some extra dissonance and grime thrown in, fairly traditional… the Wolvhammer boys have refined their focus to a feral point.. And suddenly a riff or snarling vocal will reach out of the blackness and grab you by the throat. 4/5” – Metal Riot

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EARTH: Primitive And Deadly LP Out Now On Southern Lord; US Tour Begins This Week

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

Following months of buildup to the release of the Seattle outfit’s newest works, this week, Primitive And Deadly, the immense tenth album from EARTH, is officially available to the public worldwide. Additionally, having already toured Australia, New Zealand, Japan and Europe in advance of the LP’s release, the band embarks on their newest venture this week, bringing the album to American fans in conjunction with the release of the new album.

The New York Times today reviews Primitive And Deadly, issuing in part, “Now, EARTH is reconciling its two moods, rugged and contemplative, and doing something it hasn’t done since 1996: hire vocalists. Mark Lanegan, once of the Seattle band Screaming Trees, appears on a few tracks, sounding like dread and survival and the white blues; when he sings, you almost feel a crust forming. But the clear-voiced Rabia Shaheen Qazi, of the younger Seattle band Rose Windows, suggests something fresher on ‘From the Zodiacal Light,’ a long song at the record’s tasty heart, essentially a series of long approaches to beautiful choruses, with dark words and uplifting chord changes.” Pitchfork offers kudos to the album, stating, “Since the band’s reboot a decade ago, Dylan Carlson’s guitar has purred and glistened, cut free from the webs of feedback and distortion that made the earliest EARTH LPs cavernous and canonical. But he rumbles at the start here, caking Adrienne Davies’ steady meter with a burly, bristling tone,” and Drowned In Sound praises the album and band, with “Primitive and Deadly is the latest in a recent suite of triumphs – by this point EARTH are masters of their game, making music that’s bigger and more powerful than anything mere mortals should be able to create.”

Primitive And Deadly is out now via Southern Lord. The entire album is now streaming AT THIS LOCATION.

An extensive visual trailer for the album is also playing RIGHT HERE.

Primitive and Deadly is available direct through the band’s official store HERE, via iTunes HERE, and through Amazon HERE.

With their tours of Japan, Australia, New Zealand and Europe in support of Primitive And Deadly now behind them, this Thursday, September 4th sees EARTH is embarking on a month-long tour from September 4th through October 3rd, with direct support from dark folk act, King Dude. Expect a heavy amount of material from the new album to infiltrate their set each night.

EARTH US Tour w/ King Dude:
9/04/2014 Crocodile – Seattle, WA
9/06/2014 Shakedown – Bellingham, WA
9/07/2014 Doug Fir – Portland, OR
9/08/2014 Midtown Barfly – Sacramento, CA
9/09/2014 Catalyst Atrium – Santa Cruz, CA
9/10/2014 Bottom Of The Hill – San Francisco, CA
9/11/2014 Hollywood Forever Cemetery – Los Angeles, CA
9/12/2014 SD Music Thing Fest – San Diego, CA
9/13/2014 Yucca Tap Room – Tempe, AZ
9/14/2014 Sister – Albuquerque, NM
9/16/2014 Red 7 – Austin, TX
9/17/2014 Club Dada – Dallas, TX
9/18/2014 One Eyed Jacks – New Orleans, LA
9/19/2014 Drunken Unicorn – Atlanta, GA
9/20/2014 Kings Barcade – Raleigh, NC
9/21/2014 Rock N Roll Hotel – Washington, DC
9/23/2014 Great Scott – Allston, MA
9/24/2014 Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, NY
9/26/2014 Boot And Saddle – Philadelphia, PA
9/27/2014 Midpoint Music Fest – Cincinnati, OH
9/28/2014 Pygmalion, Music Fest – Urbana, IL
9/29/2014 Empty Bottle – Chicago, IL
9/30/2014 Record Bar – Kansas City, MO
10/01/2014 Larimer Lounge – Denver, CO
10/02/2014 The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT
10/03/2014 Neurolux – Boise, ID

Already a standout release in EARTH’s already inspiring catalog, Primitive And Deadly was recorded at Rancho de la Luna in Joshua Tree, California with each session preceded by hours of meditation in the vast desert, after which it was further explored, built upon and finalized by longtime collaborator Randall Dunn (Sunn O))), Wolves In The Throne Room, Eagle Twin) at Avast back in Seattle. With some of the most massive and straightforward rock movements in the band’s lineage and featuring the first vocal contributions since their seminal 1996 Pentastar album, the slow-motion, organic dirges of founding guitarist Dylan Carlson and amazingly restrained percussion of his longtime cohort Adrienne Davies are here joined by bassist Bill Herzog (Sunn O))), Joel RL Phelps, Jesse Sykes and the Sweet Hereafter), with  additional guitar contributions from Brett Netson (Built To Spill, Caustic Resin) and Jodie Cox (Narrows). Rabia Shaheen Qazi of Rose Windows lends her angelic voice to the “From The Zodiacal Light,” “Rooks Across The Gate” and “There’s a Serpent Coming” feature evocative vocal contributions from Mark Lanegan previously of Screaming Trees, Queens of the Stone Age, Mad Season and more.

“…the lengthy guitar epics that bookend this record, ‘Torn by the Fox of the Crescent Moon’ and ‘Badgers Bane,’ do constitute the heaviest EARTH has been consistently since reforming a decade ago.” – Wondering Sound

“…perfection arises to the forefront with Primitive and Deadly, easily the best album that Earth have released since The Bees Made Honey In The Lion’s Skull… Needless to say, Primitive and Deadly is a fantastic album that will quickly takes its place in the pantheon of great releases in the drone genre. 4.5/5″ – About.com

“The album is without a doubt one of the heaviest they have written a long time, but that’s not why it excels. It’s intelligently heavy. The thick, elephantine guitars are always on the brink of melody and always on the brink of change, subtle as they may be. Each song’s main groove is only enhanced by extra layers of instrumentation and the occasional vocal accompaniment. The record is a captivating, hypnotic experience that should be had by all. 10/10” – American Aftermath

“…this is the Earth-album you have been waiting for. It’s early to say, but it wouldn’t be surprising to see Primitive And Deadly stand as Earth’s absolute masterpiece. Suffice to say, it feels like the accumulation of a sound 25 years and eight albums in the making. 10/10″ – The Metal Observer

“Primitive And Deadly is yet another evolution in this process, seemingly taking the more mellow nature of the previous three albums and making it heavier and more structured, turning it into a bluesy psychedelic rock of sorts. 9/10″ – Metal Storm

“Probably their most consistent release since the genre defining Pentastar: In The Style Of Demons, Primitive And Deadly is a hypnotic and enthralling experience easily digested during a single sitting. The fact that these are the first guest vocalists’ since that 1996 release is fitting considering they provide the only light amongst the all-consuming darkness of this captivating platter. 9/10″ – Ghost Cult

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EARSPLIT PR: Roundup From The Compound – September 2, 2014

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

SEPULTURA: Revolver Premieres “Territory” Clip From Sepultura And Les Tambours du Bronx: Metal Veins – Alive At Rock In RioSEPULTURA — who stands among Brazil’s most successful bands ever — will unveil a new live offering entitled Sepultura And Les Tambours du Bronx: Metal Veins – Alive At Rock In Rio next month. [More…]

YOB: New Full-Length From Portland Doom-Bringers Now Playing In Full Via Pitchfork; Clearing The Path To Ascend To See North American Release - As commanding as it is cathartic, Clearing The Path To Ascend, the long-anticipated new full-length from Portland doom technicians, YOB, demands the tandem attention of mind, body, and soul. [More…]

GOATWHORE New Orleans’ Favorite Metal Legion Announces US Headlining Dates + Band To Support Samhain On Select Shows – New Orleans’ favorite metal legion, GOATWHORE, will embark upon another bout of live headlining invasions next month. [More…]

ANTI RITUAL: Blackened Hardcore Troupe Premieres “No Second Earth” Video Through Metal Injection; European Fall Dates Announced – Copenhagen-based blackened hardcore four-piece, ANTI RITUAL, appeared on the scene out of nowhere with the release of their self-titled debut EP this past April. [More…]

SECRET CUTTER Confirmed For Brooklyn-Based Uninvited Fest – Having independently released their Self Titled debut LP (yeah, it’s named that) earlier this year, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania-based trio, SECRET CUTTER, is now set on devouring fans and unsuspecting victims in the live setting throughout the region and beyond in support of the LP. [More…]

MALPRACTICE: Video Documentary & CD Giveaway For New Album Launched At Gear Gods – Musician-oriented/operated webzine Gear Gods is hosting a new documentary capturing the making of the new fourth album from Finnish progressive/thrash act, MALPRACTICE, as well as a fan-aimed CD giveaway. [More…]

BAPTISTS: Track From Upcoming Bloodmines LP Now Playing At Revolver Album Due Via Southern Lord In October – Vancouver’s BAPTISTS this week utilizes Revolver Magazine to drop the first new single from their upcoming second album, Bloodmines, the platter due for release via Southern Lord in North America on October 14th. [More…]

BLACKWOLFGOAT: New LP From Progressive Drone Project Streaming In Full At Decibel – In celebration of its official release, today Decibel Magazine hurls forth Drone Maintenance, the cathartic new long player from one-man progressive drone project, BLACKWOLFGOAT, in its entirety! [More…]

MY BROTHER THE WIND: Expansive Album Trailer For New LP By Swedish Cosmic Rock Instrumentalists Released – Sweden’s instrumental cosmic rock quartet, MY BROTHER THE WIND, will release their third full-length album this October, the opus harnessing forty-five minutes of the band’s entirely improvised, instrumental psychedelic rock, entitled Once There Was A Time When Time And Space Were One. [More…]

FUCKING INVINCIBLE Announces It’ll Get Worse Before It Gets Better September TourFUCKING INVINCIBLE has completed the routing on their upcoming It’ll Get Worse Before It Gets Better Tour, a September run in support of their debut LP of the same name released this Summer. [More…]

ANAAL NATHRAKH: Birmingham Extreme Metal Miscreants To Release Desideratum This October Via Metal Blade Records; New Track Streaming + Preorders Available – Birmingham-based extreme metal miscreants and recent Metal Blade signees, ANAAL NATHRAKH, are pleased to infect the masses with their anticipated new full-length this Fall. [More…]

AUTHOR & PUNISHER Announces New Round Of Live Assaults; “The Drone Machines Shall Return!” – Master sound conspirator, Tristan Shone, will bring his cacophonous manifestation of cold, mechanical doom known as AUTHOR & PUNISHER to the streets in the coming months for a clobbering run of live takeovers. [More…]

SOCIETY SUCKER: North Carolina Hardcore Outfit Drops “Repeat Offender” From Impending EP – Having quickly surged to the forefront of the quickly growing North Carolina hardcore scene since forming in the Summer of 2013, SOCIETY SUCKER takes lessons from classic bands like Subzero, Next Step Up and Merauder and delivers their own slamming brand of hardcore comparable to contemporary powerhouses Trapped Under Ice, Suburban Scum and the like. [More…]

TORCH RUNNER: Details Of Endless Nothing And First Single Released; Second Album Out Via Southern Lord September 30TORCH RUNNER returns with news of their second full-length, Endless Nothing, confirmed for release through Southern Lord Recordings this September. [More…]

CORRECTIONS HOUSE: Seward Fairbury Found!CORRECTIONS HOUSE Minister Of Propaganda, Seward Fairbury, was located at a mental health facility in Northwestern Arizona last Friday. [More…]

GHOUL: Creepsylvanian Marauders Prepare To Soil The US Supporting Skeletonwitch And Black Anvil – The masked mutants in GHOUL are preparing to terrorize the US next month on a live intrusion supporting blackened thrash headliners, Skeletonwitch, and black metal tyrants, Black Anvil! [More…]

COLOMBIAN NECKTIE: West Coast Sludgecore Merchants Stream “Kevin’s Song” At Skulls ‘N’ Bones; Twilight Upon Us Full-Length Out Now – Today Los Angeles sludgecore merchants, COLOMBIAN NECKTIE, are pleased to reveal “Kevin’s Song” to the masses via Skulls ‘N’ Bones. [More…]

IDES OF GEMINI: Pre-Order Bundles Now Available As Old World New Wave Release Day Draws Near – As the release date for IDES OF GEMINI’s brand new album, Old World New Wave, draws near, Neurot Recordings is pleased to announce a host of preorder bundles, now live and available. [More…]

THE GREAT SABATINI Releases Yet Another Video From Recent LP; New Eastern North American Tour Announced – Montreal’s noise/sludge rock ringleaders, THE GREAT SABATINI, have just pulled the fifth official video from their Dog Years LP out of their hat, letting “The Royal We” loose into the crowd, while also declaring another new tour in support of the album. [More…]

PORD: Exclusive Stream Of Entire New LP Live At Scene Point Blank All Month Wild European Tour Underway – With the release of their long-time-coming second LP, Wild, out now via Solar Flare Records, and as their European tour in support of the album underway, French noise rock détachement PORD now let loose the entire album with an exclusive featured stream at US music webzine, Scene Point Blank. [more…]

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PORD: Exclusive Stream Of Entire New LP Live At Scene Point Blank All Month Wild European Tour Underway

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

With the release of their long-time-coming second LP, Wild, out now via Solar Flare Records, and as their European tour in support of the album underway, French noise rock détachement PORD now let loose the entire album with an exclusive featured stream at US music webzine, Scene Point Blank. From the sprawling backwoods and farmlands of rural Lozère, PORD displays a caustic but cohesive style of noise rock output on Wild, the album showing a renewed musical evolution since earlier recordings, and the band’s raging delivery here hinting at straight rock and roll on a number of songs. With a faster pace and precise execution, their taut and aggressive delivery remains intact throughout the nearly forty-minute venture, which was recorded at Rec Studio in Geneva with Serge Morattel (Knut, Tantrum, Ventura).

American doom/rock outlet The Obelisk praised Wild, issuing, “Not short on atmosphere but sacrificing nothing in terms of efficiency in their pummel, PORD unveil a vicious strain of noise that’s anchored by deep low end and positioned sonically for righteous defiance.” American Aftermath hooked the album up as, “40 minutes of intense, noise laden rock and roll that would make Amphetamine Reptile blush… dirty, rumbling bass lines and sparse, dissonant guitars that eventually lead into a hard rock stampede hellbent on causing blunt-force trauma.” And Last Rites webzine comes in heavy: “This French trio has been making blistering, grinding noise rock for a dozen years… Their longevity leads to a tightness only achievable through hundreds and hundreds of hours of playing; the jumps are sharp as knives, cutting time signatures and musical motifs like the deftest of surgeons… Wild is a dirty album in all the ways that make noise rock such a visceral and inviting listen.”

For all of September, Scene Point Blank is featuring an exclusive stream of Wild on their front page HERE and RIGHT HERE.

With the first gig having taken place at Freakshow Festival this weekend past, the bulk of PORD’s Wild European Tour kicks off late next week, running from September 12th straight through October 11th, with two final shows confirmed at the end of October/beginning of November.

Wild is available on CD HERE and on black or swamp green/bone splatter vinyl HERE.

PORD Wild European Tour:
9/12/2014 Black Sheep – Montpellier, FR
9/13/2014 Le Studio – Onet Le Chateau, FR
9/14/2014 La Machine à Coudre – Marseille, FR
9/20/2014 Freakout – Bologna, IT
9/21/2014 Parco Belgiardino – Lodi, IT
9/23/2014 Deep Inside – Dijon, FR
9/24/2014 CCL – Lille, FR
9/25/2014 London Calling – Bruxelles, BE
9/26/2014 La Case A Choc – Neuchatel, CH
9/27/2014 La Caffette – Bern, CH
9/28/2014 Le Cafe Francais – Vesoul, FR
9/29/2014 Point FMR – Paris, FR w/ Hammerhead
9/30/2014 Mac Daid’s – Le Havre, FR w/ Hammerhead
10/01/2014 Socquette – Nevers, FR
10/02/2014 Pinky Bar – Nommay, FR
10/03/2014 MDQ Turenne – Reims, FR
10/04/2014 Le Jardin Moderne – Rennes, FR
10/06/2014 Le 108 – Orleans, FR
10/07/2014 Le Zinc – Poitiers, FR
10/08/2014 Pavillons Sauvage – Toulouse, FR
10/09/2014 Akoustic Café – Nimes, FR
10/11/2014 Les Capucins – Lyon, FR
10/31/2014 La Coope – Clermont-Ferrand, FR w/ Greys
11/01/2014 MCL – Gerardmer, FR

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THE GREAT SABATINI Releases Yet Another Video From Recent LP; New Eastern North American Tour Announced

Monday, September 1st, 2014

Montreal’s noise/sludge rock ringleaders, THE GREAT SABATINI, have just pulled the fifth official video from their Dog Years LP out of their hat, letting “The Royal We” loose into the crowd, while also declaring another new tour in support of the album.

In the ongoing outbreak of videos for their early June-released third album, Dog Years, already including “Akela,” “Periwinkle Love Hammer,” “Munera” and “Guest Of Honour,” THE GREAT SABATINI filmed the latest at a recent gig among their massive, ongoing tour schedule — from loading in, to getting loaded, to unloading onto the crowd, with “The Royal We,” playing RIGHT HERE.

THE GREAT SABATINI will also reload and fire into the US again later this month, with another widespread incursion in support of Dog Years. The Dog Years Fall Tour 2014 will kick off with two shows in Canada before hitting eighteen Eastern American cities through the first week of October.

Dog Years was recorded, mixed and mastered by Sean Pearson (Cursed, Shallow North Dakota), and boasts THE GREAT SABATINI’s raw, unpolished approach to capture n act with years of accumulated experience touring, writing and recording together. The aim was to create a hi-fi document with all of their lo-fi sensibilities, grit and live energy intact, and the results are astoundingly destructive. French noise/metal label, Solar Flare Records, released the album on CD, digital and LP formats, the latter available on both black and transparent red vinyl; place orders through Solar Flare Records HERE and via the band HERE. And stream the entire Dog Years album via Decibel Magazine AT THIS LOCATION.

THE GREAT SABATINI Dog Years Fall Tour 2014:
9/17/2014 Petit Campus – Montreal, QC
9/18/2014 Sneaky Dees – Toronto, ON
9/19/2014 The Lair – Buffalo, NY
9/20/2014 The Mr. Roboto Project – Pittsburgh, PA
9/21/2014 Grandbar – Chicago, IL
9/22/2014 TBA – Appleton, WI
9/23/2014 The Habitat – Duluth, MN
9/24/2014 The Triple Rock – Minneapolis, MN
9/25/2014 West Wing – Omaha, NE
9/26/2014 Vandals – Kansas City, MO
9/27/2014 Blind Bob’s – Dayton, OH
9/28/2014 Three Kings Bar – Cincinnati, OH
9/29/2014 Highline Taproom – Louisville, KY
9/30/2014 Poison Lawn – Knoxville, TN
10/01/2014 The Big Gay Shanty – Roanoke, VA
10/02/2014 The Blue Nile – Harrisonburg, VA
10/03/2014 Lava Space – Philadelphia, PA
10/04/2014 TBA – Long Island, NY
10/05/2014 The Batcave – Montclair, NJ
10/06/2014 O’Briens – Allston, MA

“The fact that The Great Sabatini pull all of these disparate ingredients and influences together into one cohesive album is impressive. This isn’t controlled chaos, it’s a bacchanalia of the bizarre. 4/5″ – About.com

“The Montreal band’s AmRep-style noise  is energetic enough, often played atop a propulsive d-beat…” – Decibel

“The production on the record is also excellent; courtesy of Sean Pearson (Cursed), the sound is bloody raw with just enough of a stinging, acerbic edge to keep the listener wincing. Dog Years is an example of potential come to thunderous fruition. 8/10″ – Exclaim!

“…a raw and unpolished collection of eclectic, metallic anthems that call to mind the heaviest of the Amphetamine Reptile roster with a grumpier, more eccentric twist… a filthy little album that will have your head bobbing violently to the point of cervical fracture. 8/10″ – American Aftermath

“The Great Sabatini pushes the boundaries of their take on progressive sludge. The band half-jokingly calls what they play ‘swamp trench arithmetic’, but the description fits. Dog Years falls somewhere on the scale between Mastodon and The Mars Volta.” – Echoes And Dust

“The Great Sabatini are a band for people who just love to wallow in the utter chaos of not knowing what the hell you’re going to get thrown at you next. Dog Years is for people who like their music to stink of the stale blood of the maniacs responsible for creating it. Job done then.” – Puregrainaudio

“With Dog Years The Great Sabatini walk that perceptive line between brilliance and mad-as-a-hatter. It might take some time and effort to fully appreciate all the depth and nuance to be found but as they say, all good things happen in their own good time. Now let’s get crazy!” – Scratch The Surface

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IDES OF GEMINI: Pre-Order Bundles Now Available As Old World New Wave Release Day Draws Near

Friday, August 29th, 2014

As the release date for IDES OF GEMINI’s brand new album, Old World New Wave, draws near, Neurot Recordings is pleased to announce a host of preorder bundles, now live and available.

For CD orders, point your browser HERE and for T-shirt bundles, point your browser at THIS LOCATION.

Don’t forget to turn up and zone out to “The Chalice & The Blade,” still streaming at Noisey HERE and “The Adversary” courtesy of Revolver Magazine at THIS LOCATION.

IDES OF GEMINI features Bennett, drummer Kelly Johnston-Gibson and the haunting vocal prowess of singer/bassist Sera Timms, also of West Coast dark-psych conjurors Black Mare. The follow-up to the band’s 2012 Constantinople debut, which Pitchfork christened “darkly beautiful,” and Terrorizer likened to, “a metallic-filtered kinship to Cocteau Twins and Mazzy Star,” Old World New Wave was recorded at Valley Recording in Burbank, California, engineered and mixed by Chris Rakestraw (Danzig), mastered by Grammy award winning producer Matt Hyde (Slayer) and boasts the striking hand-drawn cover art of Johnston-Gibson. Notes Timms of their latest manifestation, “For Old World New Wave we all really coalesced as a band, and were able to work off one another’s strengths. J came up with the basic concept and musical framework of the album, and Kelly and I gave it form and identity. For me, my own personal musical identity, taste, preferences etc. were eclipsed by the power of the music which worked as an animate force unto itself — so much so that I cannot listen to any of it objectively, or tell you if it’s good or bad, but I can tell you that it’s distinctively IDES OF GEMINI.”

IDES OF GEMINI will grace the stage this Fall with a pair of live performances, the first serving as the trio’s official record release gala in Los Angeles, the second playing Intronaut’s tenth anniversary show. Additional IDES rituals will to be announced in the coming weeks.

IDES OF GEMINI Live:
9/19/2014 The Complex – Los Angeles, CA IDES OF GEMINI Record Release Show w/ Ancestors, Glaare, Maja D’Aoust (as The Oracle) [info]
12/18/2014 The Roxy – Los Angeles, CA [info]

Old World New Wave will be released on CD and digitally via Neurot Recordings and on vinyl via SIGE Records on September 16th, 2014.


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COLOMBIAN NECKTIE: West Coast Sludgecore Merchants Stream “Kevin’s Song” At Skulls ‘N’ Bones; Twilight Upon Us Full-Length Out Now

Friday, August 29th, 2014

Today Los Angeles sludgecore merchants, COLOMBIAN NECKTIE, are pleased to reveal “Kevin’s Song” to the masses via Skulls ‘N’ Bones. The emotionally-driven hymn comes by way of the band’s new full-length, Twilight Upon Us, self-released earlier this month.

Crowned “scary sick” by Decibel Magazine, Twilight Upon Us was produced by Erol “Rollie” Ulug (Graf Orlock) at Bright Lights Studios and has been flooring fans and critics alike with its meticulous hardcore/sludge fusion. AngryMetalGuy commends COLOMBIAN NECKTIE’s,  “heavy, muddy, and chunky riffs,” and “no-bullshit song-writing approach,” furthering that, “COLOMBIAN NECKTIE are great for getting right to the point and not teasing you or leading you on. Song writing is definitely the band’s main focus on Twilight Upon Us, and that’s where they shine.” In a 4/5 rating, Stereokiller calls the record, “violent and impressive…,” Wonderbox Metal dubs it, “highly recommended listen for all connoisseurs of heaviness,” while Echoes And Dust adds, “if you’re looking for some intense music that brings together some of your old favorites – Dystopia, Mohinder,Pg. 99 or even Cave In, check out  Twilight Upon Us.”

As devouring as the record is however, much of Twilight Upon Us is rooted in tragedy as evidenced in ten-minute opus “Kevin’s Song,” written in honor of their late former bandmate. As soon as I heard [guitarists] Ben [Daniels] and Juan [Hernandez-Cruz] playing the riffs for what would become ‘Kevin’s Song,’ I knew we had something,” relays vocalist Scott Werren. “Lyric-wise, all I could think of at first is the feeling of pain and loss but also this vision of Kevin just moving past a physical form and exploring the galaxy. So I made it like silver surfer riding through the universe giving us a report back on his findings.”

Hear “Kevin’s Song,” now playing at Skulls ‘N’ Bones, at THIS LOCATION.

And if you missed it, sample “Guiding Light,” still streaming at Decibel Magazine at THIS LOCATION as well as “Sleepwalking” available at Metal Insider at THIS LOCATION.

Named in honor of a song by iconic noise rockers Big Black but more commonly known as a method of murder where the victim’s throat is slashed and the tongue is pulled through the open wound, COLOMBIAN NECKTIE has earned a reputation for their punishing riffs and maniacal DIY work ethic. Though clearly rooted in hardcore, tracks like the syncopated, sludgy death march of “Play The Game” and midtempo thrash of “Drought,” complete with squealing synths, add a welcome dose of variance to an album that’s uncompromising in its aggression.

Twilight Upon Us is out now independently. Order your copy today HERE.


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GOATWHORE New Orleans’ Favorite Metal Legion Announces US Headlining Dates + Band To Support Samhain On Select Shows

Friday, August 29th, 2014

New Orleans’ favorite metal legion, GOATWHORE, will embark upon another bout of live headlining invasions next month. Set to launch in Houston on September 15th, the band will trounce fourteen cities including five shows supporting death rock/horror punk legends, Samhain!

In November, GOATWHORE will bring their sadistic anthems overseas for a European incursion with headliners Dying Fetus. The extended trek embarks on November 8th in Liege, Belgium, and will march through nearly four dozen metropolises, coming to a close on December 20th in Leer, Germany.

GOATWHORE is currently touring in support of their mammoth Constricting Rage Of The Merciless full-length unleashed to the masses in July via Metal Blade Records. Crowned “the new high water mark of the group’s work thus far,” by Metal Injection, Constricting Rage Of The Merciless debuted at #81 on Billboard’s Top 200 chart, toppling their last entry position of #171 with Blood For The Master. The infernal masterwork also ranked in at #21 on Billboard’s Rock chart, #7 on the Hard Rock chart and #13 on the Independent chart. If you missed it, view the band’s devouring new video for third Constricting… psalm, “Baring Teeth For Revolt” below.

GOATWHORE Live Assaults:
9/15/2014 Fitzgerald’s – Houston, TX
9/16/2014 Tomcat’s – Ft Worth, TX
9/17/2014 Launchpad – Albuquerque, NM
9/18/2014 Club Red – Tempe, AZ
9/19/2014 The Wiltern – Los Angeles, CA w/ Samhain, Kyng
9/20/2014 The Warfield – San Francisco, CA w/ Samhain, Kyng
9/21/2014 Rotture – Portland, OR
9/22/2014 Crocodile – Seattle, WA
9/24/2014 Sunshine Studios – Colorado Springs, CO
9/25/2014 Riot Room – Kansas City, MO * late show
9/26/2014 The Rev Room – Little Rock, AR
10/29/2014 Electric Factory – Philadelphia, PA w/ Samhain, Midnight
10/31/2014 The Howard Theatre – Washington DC w/ Samhain Midnight
11/01/2014 Best Buy Theater – New York, NY w/ Samhain, Midnight
w/ Dying Fetus, Malevolence, Fallujah:
11/08/2014 Fonck – Liege, BE
11/09/2014 Turock – Essen, DE
11/10/2014 11er – Frankfurt, DE
11/11/2014 Beatclub – Dessau, DE
11/12/2014 Meet Factory – Prague, CZ
11/13/2014 Rockfabrik – Ludwigsburg, DE
11/14/2014 Lido – Berlin, DE
11/15/2014 Dynamo – Eindhoven, NL
11/16/2014 Exhaus – Trier, DE
11/17/2014 Audio – Brighton, GB
11/18/2014 Clwb Ifor – Bach Cardiff, GB
11/19/2014 Cathouse – Glasgow, GB
11/20/2014 Voodoo Lounge – Dublin, IE
11/21/2014 Sound Control – Manchester, GB
11/22/2014 Slade Rooms – Wolverhampton, GB
11/23/2014 Garage – London, GB
11/24/2014 Divan Du Monde – Paris, FR
11/25/2014 La Dynamo – Toulouse, FR
11/26/2014 Escenario – Santander, ES
11/27/2014 Hard Club – Porto, PT
11/28/2014 Penélope – Madrid, ES
11/29/2014 Estraperlo – Club Badalona, ES
11/30/2014 Paloma – Nimes, FR
12/01/2014 Le Tremplin – Clermont-Ferrand, FR
12/02/2014 Kiff – Aarau, CH
12/03/2014 Circolo Colony – Brescia, IT
12/04/2014 Backstage – München, DE
12/05/2014 Blue Hell – Budapest, HU
12/06/2014 Gala Hala – Ljubljana, SI
12/07/2014 Flying Circus – Cluj-Napoca, RO
12/08/2014 Jet Rock – Sofia, BG
12/09/2014 Club Rockstadt – Brasov, RO
12/10/2014 Collosseum – Kosice, SI
12/11/2014 Viper Room – Wien, AT
12/12/2014 Rockfabrik – Nürnberg, DE
12/13/2014 Voxhall – Aarhus, DK
12/14/2014 John Dee – Oslo, NO
12/16/2014 Nosturi – Helsinki, FI
12/18/2014 Debaser Medis – Stockholm, SE
12/19/2014 Kaiserkeller, Große Freiheit – Hambur, DE
12/20/2014 Zollhaus – Leer, DE

“…a blasphemous blast…” — Decibel Magazine

GOATWHORE channels every evil impulse of its blackened death thrash into Constricting Rage of the Merciless…” – Austin Chronicle

“…a fucking solid release and one wild ride down the highway to Hell…” – Invisible Oranges

“…a brutally bleak aural onslaught that will no doubt get metal heads pumping their fists and headbanging along with these pummeling anthems of chaos and despair. Clear heirs to the thrash metal throne, GOATWHORE ably step up with this masterful slab of blacked metal and stake their claim as one of the best in the business circa-2014.” – Pop Matters

“…one of extreme metal’s most unheralded, blue-collar bands…” – Sputnik Music

GOATWHORE have always had the stench of brimstone about them, and their latest offering in no different, a vein of smoldering hatred for everything pure and good anchoring the record in a kind of ravenous decadence.” – Exclaim

“…a masterful work of extreme metal…” – Dead Rhetoric

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GHOUL: Creepsylvanian Marauders Prepare To Soil The US Supporting Skeletonwitch And Black Anvil

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

The masked mutants in GHOUL are preparing to terrorize the US next month on a live intrusion supporting blackened thrash headliners, Skeletonwitch, and black metal tyrants, Black Anvil! The caravan of chaos will begin September 5th in Chicago and sully nearly two dozen municipalities before coming to a mutinous close on September 24th, 2014 in San Francisco.

Says guitarist/vocalist Digestor:”Greetings, Numbskulls! Once again GHOUL is coming to your rotten country to murder and devour your lard-assed, chicken-fried, imbecilic citizenry! We are currently hiding in empty pickle barrels in the hold of a tramp steamer on its way to one of your American ports. Luckily the pickle barrels have Wi-Fi, so I can not only send out this message, but I can tweet about all the things that enrage me on a daily basis. What an exciting time we live in! Anyhooooo, come out to our shows with the mighty Skeletonwitch and Black Anvil, and kiss your ass goodbye! And as always, live for metal, DIE FOR GHOUL!”

GHOUL w/ Skeletonwitch, Black Anvil:
9/05/2014 Double door – Chicago, IL
9/06/2014 Agora Ballroom – Cleveland, OH
9/07/2014 The Waiting Room – Buffalo, NY
9/08/2014 The Sinclair – Boston, MA
9/09/2014 St. Vitus – Brooklyn, NY ** Noisey Presents: GHOUL, Mutant Supremacy, Grudges
9/10/2014 Underground Arts: Black Box – Philadelphia, PA
9/11/2014 Mr. Smalls – Pittsburgh, PA
9/12/2014 The Empire – Springfield, VA
9/13/2014 The Broadberry – Richmond, VA
9/14/2014 Tin Roof – Charleston SC *
9/15/2014 The Orpheum – Tampa, FL
9/16/2014 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
9/17/2014 Siberia – New Orleans, LA *
9/18/2014 Fitzgerald’s – Houston, TX
9/19/2014 Trees – Dallas, TX
9/20/2014 Red 7 – Austin, TX
9/22/2014 Club Red – Phoenix, AZ
9/23/2014 Roxy Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
9/24/2014 DNA Lounge – San Francisco, CA
*No Skeletonwitch
** No Skeletonwitch/Black Anvil

In related news, GHOUL recently penetrated Creepsylvanian National Television with the new rogue installment of their “Burning Questions” video series. Watch Cremator roast their inquisitive fanbase and other vats of humankind’s fallout with Burning Questions below.

Additionally, GHOUL announced a new addition to their maggot-infested back-catalog, with the vinyl manifestation of their debut album, We Came For The Dead!!! Initially released in 2002, We Came For The Dead!!! was an instant cult classic in the most putrid depths of the metal underworld, delivering  a slick, punk-infused style of American goregrind from an unidentified tomb in the depths of Creepsylvania, where they’ve since waged war on mortals from with full anonymity. Having brainwashed countless souls since with a plethora of disturbing musical platters, GHOUL now offers up We Came For The Dead!!! on vinyl which includes a GHOULish rendition of Megadeth’s “Skull Beneath The Skin.”

We Came For The Dead!!! will be available for public consumption September 9th, 2014 via Tankcrimes on three gruesome color variants: a “More Blood” red edition in a run of 666, the ultra-limited “Torch” pressing in a tri-color yellow/orange/bone scheme, and the Die Hard edition, which bears a “Blood Spill” red inside clear vinyl, foil stamped jacket, flexi postcard w/ bonus track “We Are Creepsylvanians” by Igvar Shmeltzy and the Turnips. All vinyl editions include an instant download. Get gritty on this action HERE. And for the CD and digital format junkies, the album comes paired up with GHOUL’s ghastly follow-up to We Came For The Dead!!!, Maniaxe, as a nifty two-for-one album deal available now. Who says GHOUL doesn’t like bargains. Order the CD HERE (or in stores worldwide) or the digital version HERE.

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